Fr. John McDevitt – Diocese of Harrisburg

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. John McDevitt, O.S.F.S.

Diocese of Harrisburg


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. John McDevitt:

Father John McDevitt, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, appears on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s August 2018 list of accused priests. According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, it received an allegation that McDevitt kissed a child inappropriately during the course of his ministry in the Diocese of Harrisburg. In 2009, McDevitt was also named in a civil lawsuit filed against the Oblates on behalf of a man who said he was sexually abused by McDevitt, his teacher at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia from 1990 to 1991. According to abuse survivor accounts, McDevitt also molested children at Camp Brisson, a boys’ summer camp (located in Cecil County, Maryland) which was run by the Oblates of St Francis de Sales. According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, McDevitt died in 2009. Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Harrisburg. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New Jersey, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Camden Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection. The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey and nationwide. We can help. Contact us at 888-283-9922 or [email protected] to discuss your options today.